Tuition & Payment Information


A full-time student living on campus can expect the following charges: tuition, comprehensive fee and residential living charges.

Full-time Tuition

  Annually Per Semester
Tuition $19,266 $9,633
Comprehensive Fee $1,050 $525
Room and Board $6,856 $3,428
Total Cost of Attendance $27,172 $13,586
Overload Tuition $550 per credit hour  

If a student is enrolled in eighteen (18) or more credit hours during a semester, an overload charge for each credit hour over seventeen and one half (17.5) will be assessed.

Part-time Tuition

  • $262 per credit hour - for 1 to 8.5 credits
  • $524 per credit hour - for 9 to 11.5 credits

Comprehensive Fee

  • Full-time Students - $1050 annually
  • Part-time Students - $114 annually

The comprehensive fee for all students covers admission to student activities, athletic events, use of library and learning resources, campus ministry, campus health services, and other services generally available to students. A portion of the fee goes directly to the Student Senate to support the many student activities and organizations. Students are also entitled to receive three transcripts at no charge.

The comprehensive fee for full-time students also includes membership at the Forest City YMCA, accident insurance and the laptop service fee. The comprehensive fee is charged to students each semester the student is enrolled.

Residential Living

Housing with Meal Plan Annually Per Semester
Double Room $6,856 $3,428
Breen Room / Ormseth Single $7,444 $3,722
Single Room $8,030 $4,015
Theme Room $7,444 $3,722

Waldorf offers two meal plans for our students to choose from at the same cost.

  • 19 meals per week & $125 Flex (required for first-year students in their first semester)
  • 12 meals per week & $225 Flex

A commuter meal plan for off-campus and Timberland residents is also available.

Course Fees

The extraordinary cost involved in offering certain classes may involve an additional course fee. Please check course listings for the fee amount.

Other Fees

Private Instrumental Lessons
1 credit hour $288 per semester
2 credit hours $482 per semester 
Private Voice Lessons  
1 credit hour  $350 per semester 
2 credit hours  $540 per semester 
Independent Study $60 per credit hour 
Directed Study $83 per credit hour